I said I didn’t want the desk. Didn’t need it as a reminder of all the chaos of growing up as a child. We’d moved so often, left so much behind; friends, family, an old piano that mother loved. As we went through mother’s apartment, sorting this, that, and the other, it called to me. … More Mom’s Desk
What a great experience! … More Antiques Roadshow – Fort Worth, Texas
It began the day I was praying on the way to work. … More Praying for Caterpillars
This artist, Elizabeth Balli, is definitely up and coming!
Here in Texas summer is just around the corner and the fireflies are out again. My backyard has become my haven for soft breezes and twinkling courtship dances. Before all this activity began, I had purchased solar lamps from Walmart ($3.57 – a REAL bargain) and placed them at strategic points in the yard. In … More Disapointing the Fireflies
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, a mother is: a : a female parent b (1): a woman in authority b (2) : an old or elderly woman I don’t dispute any of these definitions. In fact, my own identity applies to all three of these. However, these also apply to my sisters Audry Balli and … More What is a Mother?
My mother is dying of Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease. There is fluid around her heart and in her lungs and her kidneys are failing. She refuses to go to the hospital and has a living will right on the wall by her bed. Vicky, her nurse, has said it’s only a matter of time and … More Waiting for Death while Rejoicing in Life
Every year at Easter time the kiddos in my kindergarten class get all excited about annual egg hunts and bunny visits. This is when I take the time at the end of the day when we are getting ready to leave to ask, “Who can tell me why we have Easter?” It’s amazing the answers … More Why Do We Have Easter?
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Originally posted on Children's Books Heal:
These Hands Margaret H. Mason, Author Floyd Cooper, Illustrator Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Fiction, 2010 & 2015 Suitable for Ages: 4-7 Themes: African-Americans, Civil Rights Movement, Hands, Grandfathers, Family Relationships, Prejudice, Tolerance Opening: “Look at these hands, Joseph. / Did you know these hands / used to tie a triple…